September & October 2023 Advisors of the Month

Check out some of the wonderful things our advising colleagues have done over autumn semester so far! Thank you to each of you for all of your hard work and dedication to the students in your areas and OSU!


  • Tyshawna Frazer-New and Shea Davis
    • Tyshawna and Shea are our two newest advisors in Exploration and they are such great additions to our team! They have jumped right in during a busy time and provided our team and our students with valuable insights and a commitment to the work in the deepest sense. They even both jumped into working with students in our Zoom express advising appointments with no hesitation or fear. Very grateful to have them on board!”
  • Caitlin Burden
    • Caitlin goes the extra mile in helping students, especially as it relates to getting into proper math classes. She puts together the Red Zone sheet to flag students in wrong math classes, she does the pre-req checks and AP checks to ensure proper placement, she assists with transfer credit reviews of incoming math classes, and this year volunteered to help out with monitoring the Zoom rooms for the Calculus Advising sessions, in addition to responding to a large volume of incoming emails and in-person add/drop requests. In addition to the high volume, what really sets Caitlin apart is the cheery demeanor, empathy and care that she brings forth daily to her work which makes a positive difference for the students and her colleagues. Thank you Caitlin!”
  • Drake Hankins
    • Drake began at HRS and Ohio State in January 2023. He jumped right in! Drake seamlessly stepped into the role of lead academic advisor for freshman and transfer orientation, ensuring a smooth transition despite the departure of the previous lead advisor. His ability to quickly adapt to this new responsibility and maintain the continuity of the program was commendable. Drake did a fantastic job leading our office through freshman and transfer orientation, as evidenced by student evaluations. In a short period of time, Drake has made a remarkable contribution to our office and Ohio State.”
  • Lisa Long
    • Lisa has been here for just under a year and has done an amazing job and hit the ground running. She’s taken the initiative on several things within the office and has been a tremendous asset. I am very thankful to have her as a colleague and friend.”
  • Jeanne Mauriocourt
    • Jeanne assumed the managerial advising duties last year and she has gone above and beyond to keep the advising group going as a team and is appreciated by those of us she supervises. It was not easy as there was very little time to learn what needed to be done, but Jeanne did it! She continues to learn and help all of be the best version of ourselves. Jeanne should be recognized for her continued efforts on behalf of this campus.”
    • “Jeanne has become our Advising Manager along with her advising duties and she works tirelessly for us in support, answering questions, giving us guidance all while taking care of her own students.”
    • Jeanne was recently promoted into the academic advising manager position on our campus and has been doing the work of a manager for many months prior. She has done a fantastic job of helping our advising team stay cohesive as well as facilitate better communication and connections with the other offices on our campus. She is always available for questions or concerns, be they from a student or advisor, and is the first to offer assistance if someone is overloaded. She goes above and beyond every day and does so with a smile and understanding ear.”
    • She has stepped into her lead role with such grace and fierceness! If she does not know the answer, she will quickly find it and supports our team to the upmost. In knowing that Jeanne is leading our team confirms how much growth we will display and makes tough days so much easier. She is awesome!”
  • Andréa Severson
    • Andréa Severson is an amazing instructor, advisor, colleague, mentor, and friend. In addition to Andréa’s teaching and advising duties, she also has recently taken on the lead of supervising our college’s new recruiter. Andréa is also holding weekly check-ins with our graduating students to provide additional student support. She does all of this with such grace, kindness, and ease. She helps keep us centered and calm. Students love her. One student in particular was so moved by a quote that Andréa shared in class that the student got that quote tattooed on their body. We are so lucky to have her in the College of Social Work.”
  • Ashley Sweaney
    • “I greatly appreciate Ashley’s willingness to step up without hesitation and follow through with such detail and efficiency working with one of my students with a time sensitive situation while I was out of the office. I feel confident that my student is on track and was supported while I was out. In general-she rocks!”


  • Joe Brately
    • In addition to his daily tasks as a senior advisor, Joe has taken on a leadership role with our recent recruiting and interviewing process for new Fisher College advisors. Joe’s strategic thinking helped us to bring in a fantastic pool of applicants and made for a very smooth process for everyone involved.”
  • Rachel DeGenaro
    • During survey this autumn, Rachel organized a faculty panel for our freshman. She brought in 6+ faculty members for students to meet and learn about their research. This is going to serve our students well to help them feel connected to their major and School. Thank you, Rachel!”
  • Keenan Hamilton
    • In this last month, Keenan has taken on some challenging student situations and has done so with grace and a spirit of supporting our students. All of us in the Fisher College Undergraduate Programs Office are so appreciative of Keenan’s professionalism and kindness!”
  • Liz McGinnis
    • Liz was very helpful with review of a project I was working on. The second set of eyes to help with edits was greatly appreciated.”
  • Dr. Jordan Schoonover
    • Jordan joined our advising team in the spring, and recently became part of our honors advising team. She is detail-oriented and quick to complete items. Dr. Schoonover sees a potential issue and jumps right in to help before the rest of us realize there is an issue. She brings humor and excellent medieval knowledge to everything she does. Did I mention she has her PhD in Medieval History?! She is a delight to work with, and we are so lucky to have her on our team.”
  • Marissa Stewart
    • Marissa in her one year of advising in the Department of Art has really been a great resource and support for her students. She is dynamic in her approach to their academic journey and as the only advisor in the department balances things so well. Students feel more engaged, confident and knowledgeable every time they leave her office.”


The winners of September’s ACADAOS raffle are…
Drake Hankins & Jeanne Mauriocourt
while the winners of October’s ACADAOS raffle are…
Rachel DeGenaro & Dr. Jordan Schoonover!
Congratulations to all!

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